This lesson revisits the plural and reviews vowel pattern changes in plural forms. In many cases, the vowel pattern of a word changes in the plural form. You may have noticed this change in previous lessons. For example, éÆìÆã (yeled) becomes éÀìÈãéí (yeladim and not yeledim).
The change of vowel patterns is a complex subject and involves many rules. This lesson does not try to cover the subject. It is an attempt to make you aware of it.
As in all other aspects of vocalization, a good dictionary is the best guide to turn to when in doubt. In addition, systematic information about the vowel patterns of the nouns is provided in “noun tables” – special grammar books that, like verb conjugation tables, group the nouns according to their vowels and the types of letters they contain, and provide information about inflections.